Irish skater Denis Lynn joined up with Superdead Skateboards in 2011 and featured in a number of clips for the company, including a great edit filmed at Bridges skatepark in his hometown of Belfast, before he left to join the newly-formed National Skateboard Company in 2013. He is also a member of the flow team for Vans, as well as being part of the amazing line-up of riders representing Liverpool’s Lost Art skateshop.
Following his appearance in the 2009 independent production The Scrum Tilly Lush, in which he had a shared part with his older brother Conhuir filmed in Belfast, he emerged victorious from the Irish Skater Of The Year Awards the following year, and soon scored his first Sidewalk cover with a savage switch crook.
Denis actually began skating before Conhuir, despite being six years his junior, and was soon winning competitions. In recent years he has continued to be a solid competition performer, with a fourth-placed finish at the 2013 World Cup of Skateboarding finals at the Nass Festival at the Royal Bath and West Showground, and a fifth-placed finish at Boardmasters 2013.
Although he says he still loves to skate in Belfast, he is now happy to be exploring new cultures and finding new spots to shred. His smooth runs and stylish tricks recently featured in the National’s short video filmed in the Polish capital Warsaw, as well as in In Progress from Sidewalk (again with Conhuir) and The Big Push for Vans.